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tv   ABC7 News  KOFY  December 5, 2012 11:30am-12:00pm PST

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sky 7 hd caught this flooding at the macarthur freeway in oakland where caltrans was hard at work unplugging drains. we are on storm watch this morning. hi, i'm kristen sze. and i'm cheryl jennings. i was caught in that with thousands when the golden gate bridge was shutdown. katie marzullo was also in that big mess. it was really bad northbound. >> reporter: it was. we were stuck in it as well. take a look now, northbound and southbound traffic on the golden gate bridge moving freely in both directions would have been a sight for sore eyes something commuters this morning probably never thought they would see again as they sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic. video from sky 7 hd if you can see through the thick fog and
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rain this morning, two white cars in the far right lanes of northbound traffic at vista point, they hit, head-on. miraculously chp says own minor injuries they couldn't tell me how many were injured. they cannot confirm bad weather played a role. you can see how low visibility was and how slick the roads were. now look at the toll on the bridge this is the tallout. this accident happened after -- this is the fallout accident happened after 8:00 this morning traffic complete stop northbound for at least one hour two lanes of southbound traffic closed as well, a true traffic nightmare. >> i'd say about 45 minutes just sitting here, a lot of people turning around. all you can do is wait and see. the weather is bad gotta be safe. >> reporter: traffic only started moving an hour ago. chp usingraffic controls to let groups of cars get things
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moving again. southbound some of the traffic moving from zero miles an hour to 35 miles an hour as things started to pick up. this isn't over, commuters can expect residual delays as the bridge was closed so lone the back-up in some places remains. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> you are right that residual delay problem was horrible this is my drive today, southern marin we were sitting there mostly stop from southern marin to san francisco sometimes we sat there took me an hour and may have for a drive that is normally half an hour at the most. >> glad you made it. >> me too. >> that was the worst of many crashes this morning. >> mike has been tracking the rain with live doppler.
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the worst of the storm has moved off, we still have residual showers going to be the case as we head into the afternoon hours. you can see sycamore valley road, blackhawk road, crow canyon, doherty, bollinger, san ramon where we have some of our best radar returns to castro valley right now san leandro and lake mendocino drive, starting to dry. same on the bridge towards san mateo, it looks like you are going to run into dry weather sprinkles towards hayward. the last three hours you can see yellows, oranges, light to moderate rain we yesterday is over. we still have a west that means scattered -- west flow that means scattered light showers. we'll tell you how long. commuters in downtown san francisco were ready for the rain this morning.
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a lot of people left with rain gear. sea of umbrellas on market street during the morning rush. they will need them again on their way home. >> chp advising drivers to watch out for flooding on the roads in marin county it has been raining off and on since 6:00 last night this is highway 101 near sir francis drake boulevard in cortamadera where drivers hit big puddles during the morning commute. top priority is keeping storm drains clear. that is happening in oakland on hegenberger road and 880 where crews are building the new bart connector. water was already backing up, pumps have been set up to prevent flooding. a lot of trees drop pelled this morning. crews are trying to remove a big tree that crashed on to a home in san francisco, narrowly missing a couple. eric thomas engines us from
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that scene. >> you can hear the chainsaws behind me from the arborists who have been here an hour cutting branches and clearing the tree from this lovely home atop russian hill. it is what you can't see from here that almost turned this into a deadly situation. scott got a visit from the building inspector today. big chunks of an 80 foot tall cyprus came crashing into his home within piece through his bedroom ceiling feet from where he and his wife slept. >> we were sleep, woke up, thank the lord we are here to talk you to it was a big tree fell over my head. luckily, one of the branches the main chunk of the tree fell into our yard and then one branch into our house. >> reporter: no one in the home was hurt. other parts of the tree came to rest on the roof and second floor balcony. scott blames sat rated ground. >> i have -- i have three kids
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and they woke up in a stir and we got 'em dressed and took emto school. >> it was not a day off from school for the -- kid this happened 7:00 this morning. the kids got to state because they had an earthquake plan, they did not get a day off from school. they will be spending the holiday in a hotel while repairs continue. eric thomas, abc7 news. several other trees came down in san francisco. >> abc7 news reporter leann melendez joins fuss from the richmond district. >> reporter: -- i'm on 25th and lake street near richmond district. i have to say monday i covered a tree that on a prius. this is the second prius damaged by a tree this week. this one landed on the hood of the car and a branch did major damage to the roof of this
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prius. i'm going down and you can see this tree is just snapped part of the reason is because the ground is so very saturated. it must have been forceful, part of the -- it lifted part of the sidewalk here on this street. public works crews are here waiting for us to finish with this live remote so they can start cutting up this tree. notify idea what tree it is but i'm going to take a picture of the tree and i'm going to tweet it so perhaps my followers will tell me what tree it is. i'm live in richmond district of san francisco, leann melendez, abc7 news. good idea. hope folks can help her with that. trees are coming down across the bay including oakland this
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was on lymon road where a redwood came down on a house neighbors heard a loud crash quarter after 7:00 you can see why, what a hess fortunately their car was spared. if you have weather happening where you are, mess send your pictures and video to ureport. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage. you can track the storm any time with live doppler at our storm watch coverage continues with the rain's impact on travelers. >> plus, unanswered questions following mysterious murder of a berkeley cyclist. how the storm hampered the investigation. royal mom to be gets pranked. what an australian radio station did to
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weather is having an impact on travel plans. sfo is reporting delays of 75 minutes. 36 flights cancelled. equal number of arrivals and departures no major delays at oakland or mineta san jose. wet weather come kaying efforts to investigate fatal shooting of a woman on a bike in berkeley. investigators were in the rain for hours this morning looking for clues that could lead them to the woman's killer. officers discovered her body
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behind a middle school before midnight. 911 call led them to the scene. right now officers have nobody in custody. they are trying figure out the woman's identity. oakland police looking for three gunmen in a shooting that injured four last night at several locations around east 18 and 5th avenue near lake merritt. a witness heard gunshots one person in critical, police say all four are now in stable condition. a story that is stirring a lot of emotions around the world. the death of a new york man pushed on to the path of an oncoming subway train near times square. the "new york post" ran this photograph of the man just moments before he was hit and killed by a train monday the freelance photographer say he took the picture to because he wanted his flash to alert the
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driver. the man who pushed the man has up kated himself, a 30 year -- man was ansed. a man faces court hearing for drunk driving crash. 46-year-old rick marshal had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit september 18th. marshal drove his own truck towing a speedboat into a tree on novato boulevard he was severely injured and has not been able to return to work. he could face up to one year in jail. jazz fans are mourning the legendary pianist and bay area native, dave brew beck. ♪ ♪ brubeck obtained pop star claim with take five. he became famous for being one of the few white jazz musicians who played at black clubs during the height of
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segregation. he passed way from heart failure at a hospital in connecticut. he was born in concord and grew in the bay area. he was one day short of his 92nd birthday the london hospital where the duchess of cambridge is being treated is most likely -- an australian disc jockey called pretending to be the queen. >> when is a good time to visit? >> i suggest any time after 9:00 would be suitable. >> the deejay connected with one of kate's personal nurses who actually gave an update on her condition. she is being treated for severe form of morning sickness. she is feeling better which is comforting news for prince william he was all smites as he left the hospital last night -- he was all smiles as he left the hospital last night. >> the keen wouldn't speak like that. >> she wouldn't call her -- herself she has people. >> we have people
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>> people still in the field, heaviest of the rain is oversaw a tweet from katie marzullo on vista point they had a mini rock slide that pelted the news van with rocks, still damage could occur so be aware of that and we'll talk about where the rain is now when it with will go away and extended period it is going to stay away it dwindlingq ranks at doctor's office, surprising survey students fills out which type of medicine they don't want to practice. if you thought there was a starbucks on for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent,
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meteorologist mike nicco a lot of work today. >> absolutely. good news the worst of it is over still having delays at various airports. with fog starting to form we could have delays at other airports in oakland and san jose. use our flight tracker at we are looking at fog around san francisco this morning as we look from emeryville across the bay bridge. as we look from south beach to the north you can see downtown san francisco higher buildings taller buildings fogged in now. live doppler, big picture here, you can see how clear it is startinging to get as farce
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radar returns, a lot of light blue and green which means drizzle to light rain heading down towards hop yard pleasanton, roy manned road will cross over basco and altamont pass and start heading out to tracy. -- camino real to foothill expressway, page mill road portola valley where some of the lighter rain is now that's it you can see the bulk of the storm to theehkz east a few radr returns showing upstream off to the west scattered showers for the afternoon hours. rainfall amounts very impressive, this is what it was this morning san francisco now up to an inch that storm had rainfall rates of nearly an inch an hour good thing showers moving east that's why the flooding was minimal. a lot of cloud cover, going to be a damp afternoon,
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temperatures in the mid 50s to mid 60s. i don't see much in the way of temperatures they may move up a degree or two, mid to upper 50s in the monterey bay. you are going to get sun later this afternoon. mostly cloudy, afternoon and evening scattered light showers all this moisture means with clear sky the next couple of nights fog is going to be dominant feature in the morning commute especially central valley, drier days 10 to 14 days if your roof is leaking might be time to get it fixed. area of low pressure -- nothing to laugh about, it is leaking. low pressure moved through and brought us the heavier rain this morning. as we roll through time, scattered light showers overnight, they dissipate you can see clouds open up when the fog will start to form, tomorrow morning no worries except for fog tomorrow afternoon partly cloudy sky
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and hardly any clouds thursday night that's why the fog will be thicker friday morning. low to mid 60s with scattered showers same as you head towards the monterey bay. it will be a little cool are tonight we were in the 50s and 60s this morning, 40s and 50s tonight. big game tomorrow broncos taking on raiders when you are tailgating it will be in the 50s the game may start around six city but will fall back into the 50s, but dry, temperatures whoever around 60 friday through sunday and start to warm a little monday and tuesday. guess what? another starbucks may soon pop up around the corner. the coffee giant is planning to add at least 1500 more cafes in the u.s. over the next five years. that plan will boost the number in the country by 30%. the seattle-based company will
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cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. you saw leann out there with the fallen tree, she couldn't identify it she sent the photo out on twitter. if you can help her out. mike is going to take one final look at the rain. >> could have more mudslides
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like katie marzullo which i won't spell ran into at vista point. rain near 580 heading out and scattered showers we'll be dealing with over the next couple of hours, st. helena and san francisco nearly an inch. nearly 3/4 of an inch in oakland, a third this south bay that's it, it is over after this evening. leann is in san francisco if you want two twitter her, tweet her. stay with us for our continuing storm coverage our next update is at noon. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month.
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